adj Circular or cylindrical; having a circular cross-section in one direction.
adj Spherical; shaped like a ball; having a circular cross-section in more than one direction.
adj Lacking sharp angles; having gentle curves.
adj Complete, whole, not lacking.
adj (of a number) Convenient for rounding other numbers to; for example, ending in a zero.
adj (phonetics) Pronounced with the lips drawn together; rounded.
adj Outspoken; plain and direct; unreserved; not mincing.
adj Finished; polished; not defective or abrupt; said of authors or their writing style.
adj Consistent; fair; just; applied to conduct.
adj Large in magnitude.
adj (authorship, of a fictional character) Well-written and well-characterized; complex and reminiscent of a real person.
adj (architecture) Vaulted.
n A circular or spherical object or part of an object.
n A circular or repetitious route.
n A general outburst from a group of people at an event.
n A song that is sung by groups of people with each subset of people starting at a different time.
n A serving of something; a portion of something to each person in a group.
n A single individual portion or dose of medicine.
n One sandwich (two full slices of bread with filling).
n (art) A long-bristled, circular-headed paintbrush used in oil and acrylic painting.
n A firearm cartridge, bullet, or any individual ammunition projectile. Originally referring to the spherical projectile ball of a smoothbore firearm. Compare round shot and solid shot.
n (sports) One of the specified pre-determined segments of the total time of a sport event, such as a boxing or wrestling match, during which contestants compete before being signaled to stop.
n (sports) A stage in a competition.
n (sports) In some sports, e.g. golf or showjumping: one complete way around the course.
n (video games) A stage or level of a game.
n (card games) The play after each deal.
n (engineering, drafting, CAD) A rounded relief or cut at an edge, especially an outside edge, added for a finished appearance and to soften sharp edges.
n A strip of material with a circular face that covers an edge, gap, or crevice for decorative, sanitary, or security purposes.
n (butchery) The hindquarters of a bovine.
n (dated) A rung, as of a ladder.
n A crosspiece that joins and braces the legs of a chair.
n A series of changes or events ending where it began; a series of like events recurring in continuance; a cycle; a periodical revolution.
n A course of action or conduct performed by a number of persons in turn, or one after another, as if seated in a circle.
n A series of duties or tasks which must be performed in turn, and then repeated.
n A circular dance.
n Rotation, as in office; succession.
n A general discharge of firearms by a body of troops in which each soldier fires once.
n An assembly; a group; a circle.
n A brewer's vessel in which the fermentation is concluded, the yeast escaping through the bunghole.
n (archaic) A vessel filled, as for drinking.
n (nautical) A round-top.
n A round of beef.
v (transitive) To shape something into a curve.
v (intransitive) To become shaped into a curve.
v (with "out") To finish; to complete; to fill out.
v (intransitive) To approximate a number, especially a decimal number by the closest whole number.
v (transitive) To turn past a boundary.
v (intransitive) To turn and attack someone or something (used with on).
v (transitive, baseball) To advance to home plate.
v (transitive) To go round, pass, go past.
v To encircle; to encompass.
v To grow round or full; hence, to attain to fullness, completeness, or perfection.
v (medicine, colloquial) To do ward rounds.
v (obsolete, intransitive) To go round, as a guard; to make the rounds.
v (obsolete, intransitive) To go or turn round; to wheel about.
v (intransitive, archaic or dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To speak in a low tone; whisper; speak secretly; take counsel.
v (transitive, archaic or dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To address or speak to in a whisper, utter in a whisper.
n (archaic or dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) A whisper; whispering.
n (archaic or dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) Discourse; song.
n A surname.
adv Alternative form of around [So as to form a circle or trace a circular path, or approximation thereof.]